As the Fox & Friends panel interviewed Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Brian Kilmeade put forward a special plea for the beleaguered mega-wealthy:
McCaskill: …we can’t continue to cut taxes for the mega wealthy in this country when we have a deficit problem.
Kilmeade: The mega wealthy are paying the majority of taxes for the entire nation and they’re the ones who are going to bring us out of this. You would think rather than punish them, we should be supporting them.
Did Kilmeade touch your heart strings? The mega wealthy are “going to bring us out of this”? Kilmeade ignores the fact that the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy have hardly resulted in millions of jobs. What has happened instead is a transfer of more wealth to the wealthy, along with a slashing of the social safety net for the sake of the country’s most privileged.